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The 48 Laws of Power

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780140280197

ISBN10:
0140280197
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
9/1/2000
Publisher(s):
PRENTICE HALL SCHOOL GROUP
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Summary

Cunning, instructive, and amoral, this controversial bestseller distills 3,000 years of the history of power into 48 well-explicated laws.

Table of Contents

Preface xvii
Never Outshine the Master
1(7)
Never Put Too Much Trust in Friends, Learn How to Use Enemies
8(8)
Conceal Your Intentions
16(15)
Always Say Less Than Necessary
31(6)
So Much Depends on Reputation--Guard It with Your Life
37(7)
Court Attention At All Cost
44(12)
Get Others to Do the Work for You, But Always Take the Credit
56(6)
Make Other People Come to You--Use Bait If Necessary
62(7)
Win Through Your Actions, Never Through Argument
69(7)
Infection: Avoid the Unhappy and Unlucky
76(6)
Learn to Keep People Dependent on You
82(7)
Use Selective Honesty and Generosity to Disarm Your Victim
89(6)
When Asking for Help, Appeal to People's Self-Interest, Never to Their Mercy or Gratitude
95(6)
Pose as a Friend, Work as a Spy
101(6)
Crush Your Enemy Totally
107(8)
Use Absence to Increase Respect and Honor
115(8)
Keep Others in Suspended Terror: Cultivate an Air of Unpredictability
123(7)
Do Not Build Fortresses to Protect Yourself--Isolation Is Dangerous
130(7)
Know Who You're Dealing with--Do Not Offend the Wrong Person
137(8)
Do Not Commit to Anyone
145(11)
Play a Sucker to Catch a Sucker--Seem Dumber Than Your Mark
156(7)
Use the Surrender Tactic: Transform Weakness into Power
163(8)
Concentrate Your Forces
171(7)
Play the Perfect Courtier
178(13)
Re-Create Yourself
191(9)
Keep Your Hands Clean
200(15)
Play on People's Need to Believe to Create a Cultlike Following
215(12)
Enter Action with Boldness
227(9)
Plan All the Way to the End
236(9)
Make Your Accomplishments Seem Effortless
245(9)
Control the Options: Get Others to Play with the Cards You Deal
254(9)
Play to People's Fantasies
263(8)
Discover Each Man's Thumbscrew
271(11)
Be Royal in Your Own Fashion: Act Like a King to Be Treated Like One
282(9)
Master the Art of Timing
291(9)
Disdain Things You Cannot Have: Ignoring Them Is the Best Revenge
300(9)
Create Compelling Spectacles
309(8)
Think as You Like But Behave Like Others
317(8)
Stir Up Waters to Catch Fish
325(8)
Despise the Free Lunch
333(14)
Avoid Stepping into a Great Man's Shoes
347(11)
Strike the Shepherd and the Sheep Will Scatter
358(9)
Work on the Hearts and Minds of Others
367(9)
Disarm and Infuriate with the Mirror Effect
376(16)
Preach the Need for Change, But Never Reform Too Much at Once
392(8)
Never Appear Too Perfect
400(10)
Do Not Go Past the Mark You Aimed for; in Victory, Learn When to Stop
410(9)
Assume Formlessness
419(12)
Selected Bibliography 431(2)
Index 433


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